We Need a Coffee Break


Coffee breaks, or any time spent with friends are not only good times, but I think they are necessary! Necessary for our feeling of connected-ness , to hear and be heard. Of course you don’t have to have actual coffee, but in my case, I always do. (unless it’s wine – then I’ll do wine!). So today’s card is about that – telling a friend ‘we need a coffee break’ is a way of saying ‘we need time together’.


Whether it’s a coffee shop, coffee cart, or fancy restaurant – as long as the coffee is good, I’m there!

We Need a Coffee Break

It was fun to create this little scene, using the MFT (My Favorite Things) Friends at First Sip stamp and dies set. I love that there are coordinating dies, to give you more freedom for colouring and placement of the images.


First, stamp the images onto a piece of white cardstock, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Choose your favourite alcohol markers for colouring; I used my Stampin’ Up! Blends markers. After colouring the images, die cut them using the coordinating Friends at First Sip dies and Big Shot.

Next, cut a panel of white cardstock, and blend in some blue sky. Use the Life Changing Blender Brushes with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress inks. Now cut 3 pieces of light green cardstock to the same width as the panel, but at 3 different heights. I used the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die. Use a blending tool, and blend some Mowed Lawn Distress ink onto the 3 strips of grass. Now you can layer the grass panels onto your white cardstock panel, with liquid glue.

Attach your die cut images with foam squares or tape, for more dimension. Stamp the sentiment, also from the Friends at First Sip stamp set, in blue ink, and attach the strip with foam tape.

We Need a Coffee Break

The die cuts and layers of grass create some fun dimension on  this card! And with the matching die cuts, it comes together quite quickly.


Take some time for yourself and a friend – I highly recommend it! You can also stamp while you sip – that’s even more therapeutic 🙂 If you’d like to purchase some of the products I used to create this card, I’ve attached some links for you, below.

We Need a Coffee Break

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “We Need A Coffee Break

  1. Cute, cute, CUTE! I love that coffee cart and the sentiment. And, you’re right – it doesn’t matter where it comes from as long as it’s there!

    1. Nothing beats a great cup of coffee, unless it’s a great cup of coffee with a friend! So glad that you like my card, Buffy! Thanks for visiting 🙂

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